Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to make a flower arrangement with a little help from the grocery store


Hello Friends!

Good news! Our house is under contract and after only 48 hours on the MLS, we are feeling so very blessed! More good news...we found a house that we love and they accepted our offer!
Wa-hoo!
We are planning on closing Mid-July if everything goes as planned. Now, to pack. I have been doing little things every day, but I have come to terms with the fact that I am a bit of a hoarder. I packed my linen closet, yea....I packed 8 apple boxes...of just linens and bedding. I am a freak!

Even though I am packing and de-junking like a crazy person, I think that there is always time for flowers. So, today I am going to talk about flowers from the grocery store! 

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We all see the flowers at the grocery store and sometimes we pick them up and sometimes we walk right past. Well, I am hoping that I will inspire you to pick up those grocery store flowers and give them a little love.
I want you all to know that I was inspired to tackle this project by my cute friend
Andrea from Queen B & Me. I think that she is multi-talented rock star and I love peaking in on her blog and her life. (you will love her)

The main reason that I like flowers from the grocery store is because they are cheap! I love fresh flowers, but I can't afford to pay a lot of money for something that will die..really fast.  So, I dress them up. I use simple things that you can pick up at the grocery store and things that you will find in your craft room.

Intrigued?
  

Yes, this arrangement was made with grocery store flowers with one teeny, tiny addition that totally puts it over the top. 

Lime picks!

Yep, I said lime picks. They are super simple and are a great way to a little something to your arrangements. You could use any type of citrus fruits.. Limes, lemons, oranges.  

How to make a lime picks-

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 1- Gather your Supplies

skewers
limes
green striped paper straws

2- You are going to cut up your lime into pieces. You want your piece to be large enough that it will hold the skewer. I usually cut mine in 4th's. 

3- Stick your skewer into the lime through the rind

4-Slide a striped, paper straw over the skewer

5-Cut off any part of the skewer that is not covered by the straw.

6- Add to your arrangement


Simple, cheap and awesome! This is a great, inexpensive and easy idea to
pull in a pop of unexpected color. 

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My next tip involves washi tape! I am sucker for washi tape and I have way more than any one person should have (101 rolls) What can I say, it's cheap and little and such a awesome tool to pull out when you need a little something for a project.

You can make a flower frog with a roll of washi tape and a cute container. 

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1-Gather your supplies
 Glass container 
Washi tape-you want to make sure that you use a thin width. 

2- All you need to do is make a grid pattern over your container. Super simple!

3-Trim your sides of the tape so you can't see it when you add the flowers. 

4-Stand back and look at how pretty your 4 minute arrangement looks!




Two super simple ideas that will hopefully make you want to run to the grocery store to pick up some flowers for your house!

Happy Creating!


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1 comment :

  1. How exciting about your new home soon! What a stressful time, though. But your energy is always so chipper and full of complete sunshine! Love what you did with these flowers!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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